Faculty

Biological Sciences

Chandrashekhar Joshi
"Cellulose is the fiber of human civilization."

Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

  • Department Chair and Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, SFRES

Areas of Expertise: Biology and Forestry

  • Cellulose and lignin biosynthesis in trees
  • Wood formation
  • Tree growth and development
  • Engineering trees
  • Forest bioinformatics

Chemistry

Sarah A. Green

  • Professor, Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Climate change communication
  • Science-policy interface
  • Response of aquatic systems to climate change
  • Great Lakes
  • Behavior of metal-contaminated sediments in the Lake Superior basin
  • Fluorescence-based analytical methods
  • Aerosol chemistry
  • Origin and fate of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in terrestrial, lake, and marine environments
  • Methods for detection of free radicals, photochemical transformations of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment
  • integration of biological, geological, physical, and chemical data for understanding global cycles.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

R. Andrew Swartz

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

  • Application computationally efficient and robust embedded algorithms for monitoring and protection of civil infrastructure assets such as buildings, bridges, pipelines, wind turbines, roadways, and railroads.

Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Shane T. Mueller

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge

Computer Science

Laura E. Brown

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Data Science
  • Applications of AI and ML to Energy (microgrids, power systems), Health, and other domains
Timothy Havens
"The realization that you can't predict the future--and mold it--could only come as a shock to an academic."
—David Harsanyi

Timothy Havens

  • William and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor of Computer Systems
  • Director, Center for Data Sciences
  • Director, Data Science Graduate Program

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Sensor and Data Fusion
  • Heterogeneous Data Mining
  • Explosive Hazard Detection

Saeid Nooshabadi

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise (CS)

  • High-performance computer architecture
  • Embedded systems
  • Design of multimedia systems
  • High-performance and low power computing systems
  • Information-processing systems
  • Embedded electronic systems

Areas of Interest (ECE)

  • VLSI information and multimedia processing
  • SoC design
  • Complex embedded electronic systems
  • Very Large Scale Intergradations (VLSI)
  • Digital architectures
  • Computer engineering

Ching-Kuang Shene

  • Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Geometric/solid Modeling
  • Computer-aided Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computational Geometry

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Timothy Havens
"The realization that you can't predict the future--and mold it--could only come as a shock to an academic."
—David Harsanyi

Timothy Havens

  • William and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor of Computer Systems
  • Director, Center for Data Sciences
  • Director, Data Science Graduate Program

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Sensor and Data Fusion
  • Heterogeneous Data Mining
  • Explosive Hazard Detection

Saeid Nooshabadi

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise (CS)

  • High-performance computer architecture
  • Embedded systems
  • Design of multimedia systems
  • High-performance and low power computing systems
  • Information-processing systems
  • Embedded electronic systems

Areas of Interest (ECE)

  • VLSI information and multimedia processing
  • SoC design
  • Complex embedded electronic systems
  • Very Large Scale Intergradations (VLSI)
  • Digital architectures
  • Computer engineering

Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Thomas Oommen

  • Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Methods in Geomechanics
  • Computational Geoscience
  • Remote Sensing for Geotechniques
  • Geostatistics and Data Analysis
  • Engineering Geology and Geoinformatics

Research Interests

  • Liquefaction susceptibility evaluation at local and regional scales using in-situ measurements and remote sensing observations
  • Estimating liquefaction induced damage such as lateral spread displacement
  • Transportation Geotechniques
  • Documenting earthquake induced damages, especially liquefaction using aerial/satellite images that are sensitive to surficial moisture
  • Geotechnical asset monitoring

Information Technology

Gowtham

  • Director of Research Computing, Information Technology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Research Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering NSF XSEDE Campus Champion

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Scientific Computing

Research Interests

  • Parallel computing and visualization
  • Design and optimization of supercomputing platform
  • Design of computational work flows
  • Technological tools for research and teaching
  • Interaction of biological matter with nanomaterials
  • Electronic structure calculations of nanoclusters

Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Jason R. Carter

  • Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Assistant to the VPR for Research Development
  • Affiliated Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

Mathematics

Qiuying Sha

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Population Health

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Applied Statistics

Min Wang

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Bayesian Modeling
  • Statistical Consulting

Physics

Robert J. Nemiroff

  • Professor, Physics

Research Interests

  • Gamma-ray bursts
  • Gravitational lensing
  • Smartphones as science sensors
  • Cosmology
  • Gravitation

School of Business and Economics

Mari W. Buche

  • Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, School of Business and Economics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Data Science

Teaching Interests

  • Information Systems/Technology Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Software Engineering

Research Interests

  • Impact of IS/IT change on end users
  • Management of IS/IT workers
  • Computer Anxiety and Computer Self-Efficacy
  • Mentoring using Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Various de facto Standards (i.e. Information Technology Infrastructure Library – ITIL)

School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science 

Hairong Wei
"We are doing excellent job in describing how an individual gene functions, but not how life functions. Systems biology is to fill this gap."

Hairong Wei

  • Associate Professor, SFRES
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Identification of genes regulating complex traits via systems biology approaches
  • Gene expression data analysis
  • Gene network construction and decomposition
  • Developing software for mining large-scale biological data
  • Genomics of wood formation

School of Technology

Guy C. Hembroff

  • Associate Professor, School of Technology
  • Director, Medical Informatics Graduate Program
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Data Science

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Biometric development
  • Health care information systems security
  • Human computer interaction
  • Intelligent medical devices

Teaching Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Medical/health informatics
  • Network engineering
  • Health care information systems security

Jinshan Tang

  • Associate Professor, School of Technology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computational Science & Engineering, and Data Science

Research Interests

  • Image processing and pattern recognition
  • Biomedical imaging and medical image analysis
  • Medical informatics and intelligent medical diagnosis system

Teaching Interests

  • Computer networking
  • Advanced programming
  • Medical information system
  • Medical image analysis

Social Sciences 

Mark D. Rouleau

  • Assistant Professor, Social Sciences

Research Interests

  • Social simulation
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Land-use modeling
  • Norm evolution
  • Survey design
  • International relations